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Psychological assessment

The psychological assessment section is focused on the advancement of psychological science such as practice and ethics of psychological assessment in its various contexts (including work on issues related to psychological measurement and psychometrics, adaptation, development, validation and standardization of instruments), the use of instruments for the purposes of psychological assessment, psychodiagnostic, evaluation of interventions or programs and case studies involving the use of instruments.

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  1. There has been scant research published regarding the assessment of depression in ethnic groups, and few studies have addressed the validation of scales for standardized assessment of depressive symptoms among...

    Authors: Lorena P. Gallardo-Peralta, Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Alba Ayala-García and María João Forjaz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:7

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  2. Entrepreneurial behavior is of great importance nowadays owing to its significance in the generation of economic, social, personal, and cultural wellbeing. This behavior is influenced by cognitive and personal...

    Authors: Álvaro Postigo, Marcelino Cuesta, Ignacio Pedrosa, José Muñiz and Eduardo García-Cueto

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:6

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  3. The holotropic mind perspective, an integral part of the framework of transpersonal psychology, has been considered a revolutionary approach to a certain spectrum of experiences in Non-ordinary states of consc...

    Authors: Daniela Martins Machado, Sheila Giardini Murta and Ileno Izídio da Costa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:3

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  4. Negative cultural beliefs about psychotherapy patients represent one of the barriers in the psychological help-seeking and treatment adherence. In Chile today, there is little research about specific beliefs t...

    Authors: Natalia Salinas-Oñate, María José Baeza-Rivera, Manuel Ortiz and Héctor Betancourt

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:2

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  5. This study presents the adaptation of the Uncertainty Response Scale (Greco & Roger, Pers. Individ. Differ, 31:519-534, 2001) to Portuguese. This instrument was administered to a non-clinical community sample ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim L. Coimbra

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:23

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  6. STIs and HIV/AIDS are an important public health problem, transmitted by risky sex behaviours. In this context, it is necessary to identify protective factors, of those behaviours, as sexual self-concept. Sexu...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina, Geraldy Lorena Sepúlveda-Páez, Diego-Tomás Henríquez, Daniel Ignacio Acevedo-Castillo and Débora Alejandra Llewellyn-Alvarado

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:22

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  7. The aim of this study is to adapt the multidimensional in-group identification scale (MGIS) to the Brazilian context by gathering evidence of its psychometric properties. A total of 663 people from two samples...

    Authors: Luana Elayne Cunha de Souza, Tiago Jessé Souza de Lima, Luciana Maria Maia, Ana Beatriz Gomes Fontenele and Samuel Lincoln Bezerra Lins

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:19

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  8. Given that most young women with eating disorders do not receive treatment, implementing effective prevention programs is a public health priority. The Body Project is a group-based eating disorder prevention ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Eric Stice and Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:13

    Content type: Research

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  9. Several studies have focused on the assessment of students’ motivation because this construct is very important to understand students’ learning and how to enhance it. The Academic Self-Regulation Questionnair...

    Authors: Marta Gomes, Vera Monteiro, Lourdes Mata, Francisco Peixoto, Natalie Santos and Cristina Sanches

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:8

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  10. This study evaluated the effects and impact of a multicomponent positive psychology program for health promotion of retirees. A quasi-experimental longitudinal design was used, and the baseline and end of inte...

    Authors: Helen Durgante and Débora Dalbosco Dell’Aglio

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2019 32:6

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  11. Emotional intelligence (EI) has often been linked to improvements in professional performance. Indeed, generic competencies related to EI have been included in university curricula. However, learning EI involv...

    Authors: Raquel Gilar-Corbi, Teresa Pozo-Rico, Maria Luisa Pertegal-Felices and Barbara Sanchez

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:33

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  12. The objective of this study was to obtain evidence of the convergent and factor validity of the Reduced Scale of Big Five Personality Factors (ER5FP), with 20 items, and of the Reduced Inventory of Big Five Pe...

    Authors: Jacob Arie Laros, Alexandre José de Souza Peres, Josemberg Moura de Andrade and Maria Fabiana Damásio Passos

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:32

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  13. The aim of this study was to develop a scale to investigate the ways of coping with interpersonal situations considered difficult in the Brazilian university context. The items were based on the results of a s...

    Authors: Adriana Benevides Soares, Luciana Mourão, Fátima Almeida Maia, Humberto Claudio Passeri Medeiros, Marcia Cristina Monteiro, Roberta de Souza Nogueira Barros and Pedro Vítor Souza Rodrigues

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:24

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  14. The Brief-COPE is an abbreviated version of the COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) Inventory, a self-report questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. Currently, it is ...

    Authors: Felipe E. García, Carmen Gloria Barraza-Peña, Anna Wlodarczyk, Marcela Alvear-Carrasco and Alejandro Reyes-Reyes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:22

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  15. There are few studies on parental socialization of positive emotions in adolescents and few instruments that measure these parental reactions. Therefore, we developed a new version of the Emotion Socialization...

    Authors: Eva Costa Martins, Fernando Ferreira-Santos and Liliana Meira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:9

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  16. Childhood experiences are considered to be of crucial importance in the formation of maladaptive schemas, according to Young’s concept. Although some schema questionnaires already exist for children, these ins...

    Authors: Christof Loose, Frank Meyer and Reinhard Pietrowsky

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:7

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  17. The construction of the 18REST, a short 18-item inventory to describe students’ position on John Holland’s RIASEC interest types, is documented. The instrument is meant to be used in large-scale assessment in ...

    Authors: Rodolfo Augusto Matteo Ambiel, Nelson Hauck-Filho, Leonardo de Oliveira Barros, Gustavo Henrique Martins, Loes Abrahams and Filip De Fruyt

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:6

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  18. This study sought to compare evidence of the factorial validity of the adapted version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-OLD) scale (three response options) with the original version of ...

    Authors: Rômulo Lustosa Pimenteira de Melo, Edivan Gonçalves da Silva Júnior, Rafaella Queiroga Souto, Ísis Simões Leão and Maria do Carmo Eulálio

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:4

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  19. Stereotyped beliefs about old age and the aging process have proven to strongly promote negative behaviors toward the elderly, with unfavorable influences on their mental and physical health. Therefore, it is ...

    Authors: Cristina Nunes, Susana Menéndez, Cátia Martins and Helena Martins

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:3

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  20. This study had the following aims: (i) to translate the Spiritual Health and Life-Orientation Measure (SHALOM) into Brazilian Portuguese and adapt it to ensure the semantic/conceptual equivalence and content v...

    Authors: Sandra Adriana Neves Nunes, Helder Miguel Fernandes, John Wayne Fisher and Marcos Gimenes Fernandes

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2018 31:2

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  21. Baddeley’s grammatical reasoning test is a quick and efficient measure of fluid reasoning which is commonly used in research on cognitive abilities and the impact of stresses and environmental factors on cogni...

    Authors: Purya Baghaei, Fahimeh Khoshdel-Niyat and Mona Tabatabaee-Yazdi

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:16

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  22. Recent studies on the life satisfaction in children and young people have investigated its association with vulnerability, discrimination, the individual’s school environment and network of relationships, and ...

    Authors: Cynthia Cassoni, Edna Maria Marturano, Susana Coimbra and Anne Marie Fontaine

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:14

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  23. The present study analyzed the use of group CBT protocol to treat ADHD by comparing two types of treatment, unimodal (medication only) and multimodal (medication combined with CBT), in terms of their effects o...

    Authors: Luzia Flavia Coelho, Deise Lima Fernandes Barbosa, Sueli Rizzutti, Orlando Francisco Amodeo Bueno and Monica Carolina Miranda

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:11

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  24. The Coping Health Inventory for Parents (CHIP) evaluates coping patterns of parents of chronically ill children and assesses different coping strategies using three subscales. This study aimed to translate and...

    Authors: Regina Basso Zanon, Mônia Aparecida Da Silva, Euclides José De Mendonça Filho, Denise Ruschel Bandeira, Manoel Antônio Dos Santos, Ricardo Halpern and Cleonice Alves Bosa

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:10

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  25. The scale development process is critical to building knowledge in human and social sciences. The present paper aimed (a) to provide a systematic review of the published literature regarding current practices ...

    Authors: Fabiane F. R. Morgado, Juliana F. F. Meireles, Clara M. Neves, Ana C. S. Amaral and Maria E. C. Ferreira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:3

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:5

  26. This study compared differences in degree of happiness, social support, activities performed, and health and economic situation among retirees from urban and rural areas in Minas Gerais State in Brazil. The in...

    Authors: Silvia Miranda Amorim, Lucia Helena de F. P. França and Felipe Valentini

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:2

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  27. There has been a growing interest on the assessment of personality when selecting medical students. However, how faking may affect its usefulness has been poorly addressed. Therefore, we aimed to assess the fa...

    Authors: Isabel Lourinho, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Milton Severo

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:48

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  28. Violence in interpersonal relationships in young people has been the subject of several studies in recent years. Studies of dating violence show that one of the resources available for the young to help percei...

    Authors: Lourdes Cortés Ayala, Carolina Bringas Molleda, Cristina Estrada Pineda, M Ángeles Antuña Bellerín, Luis Rodríguez Franco and Francisco Javier Rodríguez Diaz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:46

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  29. The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is used to assess authentic leadership (AL). Although ALQ is often used in empirical research, cross-cultural studies with this measure are scarce. Aiming to contribut...

    Authors: Clarissa S. Cervo, Lisete dos Santos Mendes Mónico, Nuno Rebelo dos Santos, Claudio Simon Hutz and Leonor Pais

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:40

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  30. The School Achievement Test (Teste de Desempenho Escolar, TDE) has been widely used in clinical and educational contexts for the past 22 years. Arithmetic disorders are frequent among children and teenagers, requ...

    Authors: Vanisa Fante Viapiana, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho, Rochele Paz Fonseca, Claudia Hofheinz Giacomoni and Lilian Milnitsky Stein

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:39

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  31. An effective reading comprehension measurement demands robust psychometric tools that allow teachers and researchers to evaluate the educational practices and track changes in students’ performance. In this st...

    Authors: Sandra Santos, Irene Cadime, Fernanda Leopoldina Viana, Gerardo Prieto, Séli Chaves-Sousa, Alina Galvão Spinillo and Iolanda Ribeiro

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:38

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  32. The aim of this study was to develop a short version of the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire (MIA) in Brazilian Portuguese. The original MIA is an instrument in english composed by 108 items, divided into...

    Authors: Gabriela Campelo, Maxciel Zortea, Renan Saraiva, Wagner Machado, Juliana Burges Sbicigo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Camila Gastal, Goiara Mendonça de Castilho and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:37

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  33. The objective of this study was to verify how the coping strategies, applied to health problems of the elderly, are related to the levels of Subjective Well-Being (SWB) in a cluster sample of 381 elderly peopl...

    Authors: Rafael Pereira Nunes, Rômulo Lustosa Pimenteira de Melo, Edivan Gonçalves da Silva Júnior and Maria do Carmo Eulálio

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:33

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  34. This study presents the development and analysis of the psychometric properties of the Deviant Behavior Variety Scale (DBVS). Participants were 861 Portuguese adolescents (54 % female), aged between 12 and 19 ...

    Authors: Cristina Sanches, Maria Gouveia-Pereira, João Marôco, Hugo Gomes and Filipa Roncon

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:31

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  35. This study aimed to verify the predictive capacity of the Big Five personality factors related to professional choice self-efficacy, as well as to draw a personality profile of people with diverse self-efficac...

    Authors: Rodolfo Augusto Matteo Ambiel and Ana Paula Porto Noronha

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:30

    Content type: Research

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  36. The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (OBVQ) is among the few bullying assessment instruments with well-established psychometric properties in different countries. Nevertheless, the psychometric proper...

    Authors: Francine Guimarães Gonçalves, Elizeth Heldt, Bianca Nascimento Peixoto, Gabriela Adamatti Rodrigues, Marcelly Filipetto and Luciano Santos Pinto Guimarães

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:27

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  37. This study aimed to construct and validate the Behavioral Intentions of Organizational Citizenship Scale (BISOC). Organizational citizenship consists of measures of voluntary behaviors, which are beneficial to...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Passos Gomes Menezes, Igor Gomes Menezes, Jersica Assis Lozado and Antonio Virgílio Bittencourt Bastos

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:35

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  38. This study presents the procedures for adapting the School Climate Survey – Revised, Elementary and Middle School Version (SCS-MS) to the Brazilian context and demonstrates the first evidence of the validity o...

    Authors: Giovanna Wanderley Petrucci, Juliane Callegaro Borsa, Bruno Figueiredo Damásio and Silvia Helena Koller

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:25

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  39. The social conduct of an individual comprises all the interpersonal behaviors that he or she exhibits in the social contexts he or she is exposed to. The Social Conduct Scale (SCS) is a self-report instrument ...

    Authors: Caroline Tozzi Reppold, Nelson Hauck Filho, Claudio Simon Hutz and Marco Antônio Pereira Teixeira

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:24

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  40. The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Scale (SCBE-30) is a 30-item questionnaire designed to assess preschoolers’ behavioral problems (externalizing and internalizing) and social competence. It is wide...

    Authors: Alejandro Vásquez Echeverría, Tânia Rocha, Joana Costa Leite, Pedro Teixeira and Orlanda Cruz

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:22

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  41. The present longitudinal study tested hypotheses about the relationship of subjective well-being and neuroticism with rumination, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress in university students after a large scale d...

    Authors: Cristian Zanon, Claudio S. Hutz, Caroline T. Reppold and Markus Zenger

    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:20

    Content type: Research

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